Ghana FA chief Okraku lauds Baba Rahman's loan move to Schalke

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The Chelsea left-back’s former boss believes his latest move to the Bundesliga was the best available option

Ghana Football Association executive committee member Kurt Okraku says Abdul Baba Rahman's move to Bundesliga side Schalke 04 will help him return to top form after spending almost a year in the treatment room.

The 23-year-old completed an 18-month loan deal to the German side from Chelsea on Monday, after he recovered from an anterior cruciate ligament injury which he sustained in January last year while on national duty with Ghana.

Okraku doubles as the president of Dreams FC, the club that transferred Baba Rahman to Europe when he joined Greuther Furth in 2012.

"In his first season at Chelsea, he played 22 games which was very impressive. Indeed, there were some games that he was not at his very best but we also saw some games that perhaps, he was the MVP," Okraku told Joy FM.

"Nevertheless, he's had one whole year off the pitch and this is very unlikely of Baba, even though, he is a young boy so for him to be out for a year has not been easy for him.

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"Hopefully, he will be back on the pitch where he will be playing week in week out for Schalke so everybody in the family is happy and we are looking forward to him playing actively and hitting top form," he added.

Baba initially joined Schalke in a loan deal during the 2016-17 season and made 21 appearances for the German side, scoring one goal and providing one assist.

 

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